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Neighborhood Legal Services
Domestic Violence (DASH)
Area Courthouses:
Monday - Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm
Van Nuys
Monday - Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm
San Fernando
Monday - Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm
Monday - Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm
Volunteer Opportunities- Interns work in our courthouse clinics. They work one-on-one with litigants who need assistance preparing their court forms requesting a domestic violence restraining order.  It usually takes about an hour to complete a litigant's paperwork.  Interns also provide information about the legal process, shelters, counseling and other social services available to the victim of domestic abuse.  All intern work is reviewed and approved by an attorney. 
A DASH intern must be able to:
  • Work well with people (most of the people we assist are under extreme stress)
  • Write clear and concise statements describing the domestic abuse
  • Learn and apply legal rules
  • Use a computer comfortably
Volunteers Hours Required- 4 hours per week
Contact Person- Diana Avendaño, Volunteer Coordinator (prefers to be contacted via email)
Telephone Number- 818.834-7504
Website- www.nlsla.org
Additional Comments- To participate in this agency, you must register for training.  Please contact Diana Avendaño.   


Neighborhood Legal Services
Self-Help Centers
Area Courthouses:
 Van Nuys
8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Antelope Valley
8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
San Fernando
8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
**All locations closed Friday afternoons
Volunteer Opportunities- Volunteers/Interns work in courthouse clinics.  They work one-on-one with litigants who need assistance preparing their court forms for family law, housing law and other civil matters.  The process of filling out the paperwork can take from 20 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the type of case.  Volunteers/Interns also provide information about the legal process and give out any referrals the litigant may need.  All volunteers/Interns work is reviewed and approved by an attorney.
A volunteer/Intern must be able to:
  • work well with people (the people we assist may be under extreme stress)
  • Learn and apply legal rules
Volunteer Hours Required- 7 hours per week
Contact Person- Diana Avendaño, Volunteer Coordinator (prefers to be contacted via email)
Telephone Number- 818.834-7504
Website- www.nlsla.org
Additional Comments- To participate in this agency, you must register for training.  Please contact Diana Avendaño.

Neighborhood Legal Services
Workers' Rights Center
 El Monte
 1st and 3rd Tuesday Evenings
 5pm - 9pm
  2nd and 4th Saturdays
 9am - 1pm
Volunteer Opportunities- The Workers' Rights Center provides a place for low-income workers to come, free of charge, to learn about their rights as workers, and to get help as they pursue legal claims to wages, unemployment benefits, and criminal records clean up.  The Center provides self-help legal assistance to workers, through written materials and one-on-one interviews, helping people to understand their legal rights and analyze their legal options.  Student advocates interview litigants, calculate their claims, draft demand letters and declarations, and help litigants prepare for their hearings.  If interested, student advocates can represent litigants at their wage claim or unemployment benefits appeals hearings.  The student will be responsible for developing factual and legal arguments, writing a brief, preparing the litigant for the hearing, and developing direct and cross examination questions. 
NLS attorneys provide training and supervision for students who volunteer at the Centers.
Volunteer Hours Required- Students must commit to one clinic every three weeks for a full semester (minimum of 40 hours)
Contact Person- Diana Avendaño, Volunteer Coordinator (prefers to be contacted via email)
Telephone Number-818.834-7504
Website- www.nlsla.org
Additional Comments- To participate with this agency, you must register for training.  Please contact Diana Avendaño.


New Leash on Life Animal Rescue
16742 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, CA 91321
Organization Description - New Leash on Life is dedicated to the welfare of pets and the community through educational and therapeutic programs for children, adults, and abandoned animals.  It is not only in rescuing and placing homeless animals that they make a difference, but in educating the public and providing assistance to both canine and human.
Volunteer Opportunities
·         Assist with mobile dog adoptions held in different parts of the community on Saturdays and Sundays
·         Education
·         Rehabilitation
·         Adoption opportunities
·         Fundraising events
·         Dog care
·         Exercising
 Minimum Hour Requirement - 2 hours per month
  Hours of Operation - Monday-Saturday; 9am - 7pm
Contact Person - Briana Fugitt- Supervisor
                                   Nikki Lehman- Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
                                   Kelly Kacmar, Assistant Volunteer
Telephone Number - 661.255-0097
Website - www.nlol.org
Additional Comments - Volunteer Orientation required for all volunteers. All volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application located on our website newleash.org. Once we receive the app, we will contact them via email with the next steps for orientation.

Newhall School District
We are pleased to announce the addition of new elementary schools to our program. If you are interested in volunteering with any of the schools please contact the principal/teacher listed.
Please keep in mind that it may take a few days for a response to your email/voicemail; the staff at each school site is working hard to find appropriate placements for volunteers and this involves contacting multiple teachers, waiting for teachers to respond to the request; and relaying information back to each student volunteer. Thank you for your patience with this matter and please remember to be courteous and professional with all involved staff members at the school site.
Remember that volunteer opportunities are limited to regular school day hours; if you only have evening and weekend availability, school sites are not a good choice for you.
J. Michael McGrath Elementary
21501 Deputy Jake Drive
Newhall, CA 91321
Larry Heath, Principal
Students are needed for the following Volunteer opportunities: 
  • Mrs. Lewis Kindergarten Class
    • Wednesdays and Fridays, 8am-11:30am & 12:30pm- 2:45pm
  • Mrs. Fernandez Transitional Kindergarten Class
    • Open
  • Mrs. Kellogg 4th Grade Class
    • Open
  • Mr. Chavez 5th Grade Class
    • Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1:30pm - 3:50pm
  • Homework Help Club
    • Monday-Thursday, 3:00pm-6:00pm and Friday, 12:00-3:00.
Meadows Elementary
25577 N. Fedala Road
Valencia, CA 91355
Michelle Vasquez, Teacher (prefers to be contacted via email)
Additional Comments 
The responsibilities of the volunteer will be divided between assisting the teacher with classroom preparation and working 1:1 with primary students in need of reading or math support. The placements will be in Kindergarten - Second grade. There will also be a few placements with our Physical Education teacher assisting grades K-5. School hours are 8:10am-2pm. Please email Michelle Vasquez with your specific hours of availability, include the time and day as well as the total number of hours you will be required to complete for your project. You may drop by room #6 after 2:15pm to have your paperwork signed.
Please contact Michelle, through email, to set up your schedule.
When sending an email, please include the following in the subject line:
·         Name
·         College of the Canyons Service-Learning Student
Although you might receive a mailer demon, your email will still appear in the teachers box so it is important to identify yourself so the teacher can identify you as a student from COC.
Please contact Service-Learning if you have any problems contacting Michelle at 661-362-3231.Thanks.
Newhall Elementary School
24607 Walnut Street
Newhall, CA 91321
Vivian Fiss, Assistant Principal
Additional Comments
1. Volunteers, please contact the office and ask for Vivian Fiss, Assistant Principal
2. Volunteer hours are between 8:30am - 10am
3. Volunteers are needed in Reading Program in Primary grades
Oak Hills School
26730 Old Rock Road
Valencia, CA 91381
Luis Gamarra, Principal
When you are contacting us, please include:
  • Telephone number
  • Hour requirement
  • Availability
 Remember that volunteer opportunities are limited to regular school day hours.  If you only have evening and weekend availability, school sites are not a good choice for you.
Old Orchard Elementary
25141 N. Avenida Rondel
Valencia, CA 91355
Ken Hintz, Principal
Peachland Elementary
24800 Peachland Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
Mrs. Peattie, Principal
Pico Canyon Elementary
25255 Pico Canyon Road
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Laura Banda, Principal
Stevenson Ranch Elementary
25820 N. Carroll Lane
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Mr. Rose, Principal
Valencia Valley Elementary
23601 Carrizo Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
Interim, Principal
Wiley Canyon Elementary
24240 W. La Glorita Circle
Newhall, CA 91321
Timothy Lankford, Principal

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Currently Unavailable
1172 North Maclay Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340
Organization Description- Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) is one of the nation's largest community health centers. We are a non-profit organization, focused on preventing and managing chronic health problems. While our patients are united by their experience of medical need, they come from every walk of life and background. Regardless of one’s ability to pay, we provide medical care for children, the disabled, older adults, families, the homeless, children attending high risk schools, adults who are HIV positive and other vulnerable residents in our service area.
Volunteer Opportunities
·         Volunteer (Non-Clinical) for Health Centers
·         Public Health Dept. Volunteer (Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred)
·         School-Based Volunteer (San Fernando High School Teen Health Center)
·         Human Resources Volunteer (Corporate Office)
·         DUI File Clerk Volunteer (DUI Program in San Fernando)
·         Pharmacy File Clerk Volunteer (San Fernando Health Center)
·         Public Relations & Communications Volunteer (Corporate Office)
Volunteer Requirements- All volunteers are required to complete a HR Orientation prior to placement at their designated site. HR Orientations are conducted on a monthly basis, see attachment for details. The HR Department will accommodate individuals that are unable to attend the schedule dates and times. They are able to report to the HR Corporate Office to complete the documents and mandatory trainings.
  • All volunteers are provided with information to have a Live Scan Fingerprinting completed at CSUN Police Department. The fee is $22 which is refunded to the volunteer with proof of payment and receipt.
  • All volunteers required to have a HireRight background check completed which is processed by NEVHC at no cost to the volunteer.
  • All volunteers require a completion of a Health Clearance form which provides us with their required immunizations and an TB Test.
NEVHC does a Dress Code Policy and does note that volunteers should be dressed in business casual except for Fridays which are noted as “Casual Attire.” However, no torn jeans are allowed.
Hours of Operation- Hours vary by volunteer service sole, see Volunteer Opportunities for details.
Minimum Hour Requirement- At least 4 hours per week
  • Request that volunteer agree to commit for at least 100 volunteer services hours which can be completed with a 6-month period.
Contact Person- Cynthia Rincan, Human Resources Secretary (best time to be contacted is 9am)
Telephone- 818.898-1388, Ext 41612
Additional Comments- NEVHC will provide all applicants with a basic Administrative, Spanish (if bilingual), and keyboarding test to assess their skill level. Some of our sites do require applicants to be fluently bilingual in English and Spanish, however we do have several sites that will accept non-bilingual.